The Weather Forecast

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Duns
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The Weather Forecast

Post by Duns » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:32 pm

I was encouraged by the last few days of decent weather up here in Yorkshire, so much so that I am tempted to give my very thirsty cactii a sip of water. However looking at next weeks weather forecast I am inclined to wait a bit longer. I am interested to know if anyone has started watering yet, My greenhouse is heated but only to 2 - 3 C.

Additionally I have a backlog of re-potting to be done - I am working on the basis that it would be OK to proceed now - or am I making a mistake?

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Re: The Weather Forecast

Post by Mike » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:56 pm

No watering of cacti here yet. And I wouldn't expect to start for another month at least...
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Re: The Weather Forecast

Post by purzo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:55 pm

Likewise, no watering of cacti here in Derbyshire yet. I try to hold off until early April.
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Re: The Weather Forecast

Post by brianc » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:18 pm

Hi Duns
Here in essex i keep my g/house at 40 degreas i water some succulents all winter, i start watering
cacti mid march. I have repotted alot of plants since end of january into dry compost i never have
any problems.
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Re: The Weather Forecast

Post by Duns » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:50 pm

Many thanks Mike, Gary and Brian for your comments. I will hold off watering the cactii for another month but will start on re-potting this week.

Thanks again

John
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Re: The Weather Forecast

Post by iann » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Watered all the Pediocactus several times, and a few other similar species at least once. No heat here unless the next ice age arrives early. Will be nice to get some frosts and sunny days, the early growers like that.
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